Verona Italy Museums

The Verona Italy museums are worth a visit for adding an educational slant to your trip. The ancient city of Verona is bound to inspire curiosity about its origins and history. While there are many great attractions, including the Verona Arena and various churches, don’t forget about the museums as well. Whether you’re interested in archaeology, art, or sculpture, you will find a museum that will satisfy your historical curiosity. The tough part will be narrowing down your many options.

Castelvecchio Museum

The Castelvecchio Museum is one of the most popular Verona Italy museums. This fourteenth-century castle is interesting in itself, before you even see the galleries full of sculpture, jewels, portraits, and the famous work of Carlo Scarpa. Also called the Civic Art Museum, this popular museum showcases work from the fourteenth through the eighteenth centuries, particularly by masters from the Veneto region. Like many attractions in Verona, the museum is closed on Mondays but open the rest of the week. Opening hours are from 9 am to 7 pm, with the ticket office closing at 6 pm. Admission for the Castelvecchio Museum is relatively low, but they do accept the Verona card, which is a card that grants admission to several churches, museums, and also serves as a bus ticket.

Verona Fresco Museum

The Verona Fresco Museum offers the opportunity to kill two birds with one stone, so to speak. This museum is located in the monastery that is also home to Juliet’s tomb. If you’re interested in literature, you will want to visit this tomb and also Juliet’s house. The Verona Fresco Museum is an attraction in its own right as well, and shows works dating from the medieval period through the sixteenth century. If you’re interested in sculpture, nineteenth-century sculpture is also on display.

The Archaeological Area of the Roman Theatre

Verona is well known as a favorite of the Romans. Therefore it should come as no surprise that one of the best Verona Italy museums showcases vases, statues, and mosaics from this period. After you’ve checked out the collection with pieces ranging from the second to the fourth centuries, be sure to also explore the Roman Theatre, still in use today for summer theatrical festivals.

The Communal Picture Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art

While the Castelvecchio Museum is devoted to art from the fourteenth through the eighteenth centuries, the Communal Picture Gallery of Modern and Contemporary Art offers a space for works from the nineteenth century and the beginning of the twentieth. This museum is also home to space for visiting exhibitions, meaning you never know exactly what you will see when you visit.

Le Arche Scaligere

If you have visited the Verona Fresco Museum, the Castelvecchio Museum, and you still want more, then check out Le Arche Scaligere. This open air museum offers a range of fourteenth-century monuments. These tombs were for the upper classes of Verona, and the museum is located near a small church. Just one of the many museums in Verona, this museum will illuminate a piece of local history for all visitors.

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